Saturday, March 8, 2014

Exploring Cricut Explore.

Silly Timberline pennant card made while playing around with my new Cricut Explore. I made the shape for the monkey stamp by tracing the stamp, scanning it into my computer and importing it into the Cricut Design Studio. The card base is 2 welded pennants from Artbooking.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Color My Heart Dare #83

This week we are showcasing one of our new paper packs: Skylark. The colors are:

Sweet Leaf
Skylark Yellow

I made this card for a swap I participated in at the Portland Close To My Heart ReDiscover event.


Thank you to Bobby Jean Donaghy for the inspiration and for sharing this tutorial -

I also did another Skylark card for the swap, however it goes beyond the Color Dare challenge parameters.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Color My Heart Dare #81

Welcome...This is my first post in just over a year. Life took away my crafting mojo, & I'm determined to get it back. Hopefully you'll see me every week now.


The dare for this week is a pretty combination,

Juniper, Blush, and Sorbet

   Juniper, Blush, & Sorbet cardstock
   Juniper, Blush, & Sorbet ink
   stamp sets - A Melody A1116, Sweet Music D1523, 
                       Hello Blooms C1540, Patterned
                       Pennents D1534
   Brads, green assortment (retired)
   Sparkles Assortment Z1752

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Color Dare # 28 - Twilight, Juniper, Goldrush, Cotton Candy, Ruby & Gypsy

This week's challenge is a not-so random selection of odd colors. 

Cotton Candy

I chose a 5x7 White Daisy card base layered with 6 2x2 squares, each inked in the featured colors. I took a 10 inch length of Black Tulle sliced into 1 and 1/2 inch widths to back the squares. The heart stamp is from Love Life (D1482), and the sentiment is from the January Stamp of the Month. I finished with gray epoxy bubbles left over from the Avonlea Card Workshop on the Go.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

"C" the possibilities!

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter C. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their C element will be featured in their post.
If you came from Kathy's Creative Corner then you're on the right track!
On my site, C stands for Congratulations.  


My clean & simple card uses the oh so colorful Flirty paper pack, White Daisy card stock, Goldrush Ink, and the stamp set Keepsake Alphabet (E1024).
Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Kelly Lane at Paper Petal Memories.
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Amber La Mons ~ Scrapper's Therapy
2. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
3. Linda Norman - Scrappy Therapy
4. Kathy Johnson ~ Kathy's Creative Corner
5. Joanne Barnes - Josie's Joy -------------------------------------> YOU ARE HERE
6. Kelly Lane ~ Paper Petal Memories
7. Shalana Glass ~ Scrappin with Shalana
8. Theodora~ Celebrate Crafts
9. Shelly Nemitz ~ Just One Piece
10. Alicia Petitt - Serene Scrapping with Alicia
11. Alicia Hill Olson ~ Love Stamping

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Heart to Heart - All that Glitters!

   January's final challenge on the Heart to Heart site is to make your project sparkle with glitter.  I tried a couple of new things for this one. First of all, instead of using glitter paper I took a piece of the black B&T from the new For always paper pack and covered the dark leafy part with Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel.
                                  BEFORE                             AFTER

   Next I cut the piece diagonally and added it to opposite corners of a 4 and 1/4 by 5" Whisper card base. I ran a piece of the B&T zip strip down the center of the diagonal & topped that with a piece of scrap ribbon from my stash.
   My 2nd new piece is the Black Tulle flower. Here's the tutorial I used to make it: Tulle Flower Tutorial. I secured the flower with a flower brad & tipped the edges with more glitter gel.
   The sentiment is from 4 My Friend (D1510) stamped in Black on a 2" scalloped White Daisy circle.

Color Dare # 27 - Sweet Leaf, Topiary, & New England Ivy

We have another monochromatic color dare for you this week - all in green:
Sweet Leaf
New England Ivy

Lesson: Monochromatic colors are colors on the color wheel of the same hue, but a different shade. In this case, Topiary would be the true green, Sweet Leaf would be the tint, or pastel, (with white added), and New England Ivy would be the shade (with black added).

I chose to do a CAS (clean & simple) card this week.  This is a Valentine's Day card for my son, Alex, who's favorite color is green.  The hearts were cut from White Daisy CS using CTMH's Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge at 3". 2", and 1".  Next I sponged on the 3 different shades of green before inking the edges in Black.  The A2 card base is Sweetleaf edged in Topiary.  A simple length of Burlap Ribbon sets off the layered heart.  The sentiment is from Adore stamp set (A1123).